Rudy Giuliani turned his Twitter against former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.
In a since-deleted tweet, President Trump’s personal lawyer made Comey into a verb — meaning to “interfere illicitly with an election.”
“This usage derived from Comey’s interference in 2016 election by irresponsible press conferences and then leaking,” Giuliani added, along with a gif of Bashful, one of Snow White’s seven dwarves.
Left unsaid was a letter Comey sent Congress in the days before the 2016 election announcing that the FBI was again looking into Hillary Clinton’s private email use, a move that many political observers believe contributed to Clinton’s loss.
Giuliani targeted Comey in another tweet still visible on his feed:
Comey proven leaker of confidential FBI material directed the violation of General Flynn’s right to counsel and set up a false statement charge FBI didn’t believe was false. Comey interfered more in election than anyone. It has become a verb you shouldn’t “comey” an election.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 18, 2018